Accreditation of prior learning
It may be possible to gain credit for any courses or relevant work experience gained prior to your course at London Met. This process, known as the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), avoids the duplication of learning and will enable you to gain exemption from certain parts or levels of a course. There are two different types of APL:
Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL)
If you hold a prior qualification, for example, from another university, that may exempt you from part of your course, you may apply for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning.
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
Similarly, if you have undertaken work, paid or voluntary, that has resulted in learning skills or knowledge equivalent to a module you will be studying, you may apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning.